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#261973 Nikon Z8 or Z9 64 MP rumors!!

Posted by Art on Yesterday, 11:41 AM



The rumor mill is starting to get hotter on these new, bigger, fancier and most likely very expensive new mirrorless cameras!

To be honest, I can hardly wait to see what they announce next.  After trying the Z6, I am very enthusiastic about what Nikon is doing.

#261969 Fendt Farmer 1D

Posted by Art on Yesterday, 09:38 AM

Nice, Herman, I like the Cat! :)

#261966 Nikon 800mm - Moon

Posted by Art on Yesterday, 09:35 AM

Art, does this mean you'll be selling the vrrrmmm, vrrrmmm Mustang? LOL



You know, Herman, I considered selling off other things, like collections and things like that I have that have some value.  I just CANNOT justify this type of pricing.

The problem in TORONTO is no one appreciates good PHOTOGRAPHY much less willing to pay for it.  A selfie from an iPhone is now considered a standard, "professional-grade image" by most clowns.  I have barely made back gas money from attending the Race on the weekend.


I will post some images of the race.  You can judge as harshly as you like on the quality of the images, but believe it or not, most will no pay for their memories of participation in the Race!


Mind-blowing.  You have to get on a some lucrative assignment to make these purchases possible.

#261965 Egret Z6 - 800mm

Posted by Art on Yesterday, 09:32 AM

So.... how do you like the Z6?



Check out the FACEBOOK PlanetNikon Photographer.  I have a 12 page review, many of you have most likely already downloaded.  How do I like the Z6? LOVE IT!

It is a great camera.

It is a very well thought out system.

It performed well at the RACES!!!  

I am going to post a few motorcycle race pictures just to show you. 

The camera is very much like the D5, believe it or not.  Great images, very much comparable.  Shocking, however, is frame rate, focus attainability and how many really good sharp images I got from the camera.


It didn't matter if it was from my 200-400mm or the big bad boy 800mm.... the Z6 rocked it.

#261962 Mr Sub

Posted by Art on Yesterday, 09:26 AM

Very nice action capture.

#261960 Screenshot from my other hobby...

Posted by Art on Yesterday, 09:22 AM

Love these, very nice, Herman!  Looks like a great simulator!

#261872 Egret Z6 - 800mm

Posted by Art on 08 August 2019 - 10:07 PM

Came across an Egret today on a short walk with the new gear.  Like the King Fisher, challenging lighting and location.  Best I could muster.


This guy was very skittish and if you even moved a step closer, he flew... and I am quite far away, due to the reach of the lens.


Regardless, managed this one.  I know I could do better, but Monday might be my only chance.  Have to return the gear on Tuesday.



Nikkor 800mm f5.6E




#261871 Passing through...

Posted by Art on 08 August 2019 - 10:00 PM

Along the way to where, Herman?  Looks like another interesting holiday!

#261869 King Fisher with a Z6 - 800mm

Posted by Art on 08 August 2019 - 09:57 PM

Apparently, all you need to capture an image of a King Fisher is $25,000 and you are good to go.


Not the best image, taken in harsh, brutal light from behind, best angle I could get.  However, here he is!  I have never, EVER managed a King Fisher before.


He was doing all sorts of heroics in the water but too far away for an image.  So, I guess I need to up the ante and get more expensive gear! :lol:






See, money DOES buy you happiness .... 

#261868 Nikon 800mm - Moon

Posted by Art on 08 August 2019 - 08:52 PM

I have borrowed a Nikon 800 mm f5.6E for the weekend, doing a Motorcycle Race!  My thrill last night and tonight was that we had a relatively clear sky and a half moon.  Funny how the little things get me excited!


Two images!



The first, at:





ISO 800





The second image, at:


Nikon 1.4x TC




ISO 800



Self Timer




Amazing clarity!  Such an impress lens.... $21,000 CDN



#261844 Nikon Rumours - The Chernobyl Experience

Posted by Art on 02 August 2019 - 05:32 PM

There have been a lot of 'nuclear acccidents'... Chernobyl probably the worst ...but lots in the USA... :unsure:


I remember 3 Mile Island.  

I am sure there is a story there!

That year, I went out for Halloween as a 3 Mile Island Nuclear Worker .... Lizard Head, Lab Coat and Tail..... green tail! It was hilarious.

#261843 Royal Enfield

Posted by Art on 02 August 2019 - 05:31 PM

Old, New? Nice images! ;)

#261842 Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware Version 2.01 Released

Posted by Art on 02 August 2019 - 05:29 PM

Thanks, Herman.


Will be test driving a Z6 and 180-400mm next weekend!!



#261841 Cologne as viewed from a Rhine River Cruise

Posted by Art on 02 August 2019 - 05:29 PM

Very nice series, Herman.

#261829 Nikon Rumours - The Chernobyl Experience

Posted by Art on 31 July 2019 - 10:30 PM

If you want to see how close the world came to a nuclear disaster only the Russians could create, watch the series Chernobyl!!  I saw it on Crave TV, it is a 6 part mini series. A real eye opener as to why some countries should not have anything nuclear at all.